Derek Hunter

Our self-described most transparent administration in history is at it again.

The folks who claim executive privilege over documents in the Fast and Furious case yet maintain the president wasn’t involved have decided transparency is overrated. The people who meet with lobbyists in coffee shops near the White House to keep unseemly names off the official visitor logs, have decided we don’t need to know who pays for their convention.

The Washington Post reports, “In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,”…will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom are giving up to $100,000, will remain secret until federal disclosure documents are filed Oct. 15, six weeks after the festivities have ended, when public attention will have shifted to Election Day.”

The party that wants to require outside groups to disclose their donors through the DISCLOSE Act won’t disclose who is cutting checks for its convention until long after people have forgotten it. It makes you wonder who is cutting those checks and why they don’t want the base to know.

My guess is simple: They’re getting the money from the same “big corporations” and millionaires and billionaires they’ve been demonizing the past four years. Democrats hate the rich…except the ones who give them money. Weird how that works out, isn’t it?

But the hypocrisy doesn’t end there. In what has to be the funniest non-Joe Biden-related gaffe so far this campaign, President Obama’s big acceptance speech is set to be delivered at Bank of America Stadium. Since he, his fellow Democrats and their Occupy Wall Street allies have spent his first term attacking “big banks” as the root of all evil in this country, they’ve taken to calling it “Panther Stadium” in all correspondences, planning messages and press releases because the Carolina Panthers play there.


Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.